CIPR responds to PRWeek 'Flack on Friday' story

The CIPR is aware of a story published by PRWeek on Friday 15 March regarding the ethical behaviour of a CIPR member.

Following the allegations, the CIPR's Chief Executive Alastair McCapra investigated the membership of the individual and it was confirmed that their membership lapsed in 2014 before being reactivated in 2016. 

CIPR membership is governed by strict regulations, The matter has been been referred to the Institute's Board of Directors and any action that may follow will be taken as our regulations set out.

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).